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Christopher Wigfield
M.D. , FRCS
Assistant Professor
Interim Medical Director, Lung Transplantation
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Specialties
Adult Cardiac Surgery
Chest Wall Tumors and Defects
Coronary Artery Bypass Without Use of the Heart-Lung Machine
Emphysema Surgery
Heart Bypass
Heart Surgery
Laser Surgery
Lung Cancer
Lung Surgery
Lung Transplant
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Minimally invasive thoracic surgery
Pleural Effusion
Robotic Surgery
Thoracic Surgery
Valve Replacement
Locations
Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center
Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine
Board Certifications
Cardiothoracic Surgery (UK): The Royal College of Surgeons of England
Publications
Donation after cardiac death lung transplantation outcomes Wigfield,C. H.; Love,R. B. CURRENT OPINION IN ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION 2011 ;16(5):462-468
Reduction in Venous Thromboembolism Following Prophylaxis Modification in Lung Transplantation Patients Gagermeier,J. P.; Alex,C. G.; Dilling,D. F.; Patel,T.; Wigfield,C. H.; Love,R. B. JOURNAL OF HEART AND LUNG TRANSPLANTATION 2010 ;29(2):s132
Inhibition of bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis through pre-treatment with collagen type V. Braun,R. K.; Martin,A.; Shah,S.; Iwashima,M.; Medina,M.; Byrne,K.; Sethupathi,P.; Wigfield,C. H.; Brand,D. D.; Love,R. B. Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation 2010 ;29(8):873-880
Peri-Operative Hyperglycemia and Acute Cellular Rejection 12 Months after Lung Transplantation Indacochea,S.; DePorre,A.; Dilling,D. F.; Emanuele,N. V.; Gagermeier,J. P.; Wigfield,C. H.; Alex,C. G.; Love,R. B.; Emanuele,M. A. JOURNAL OF HEART AND LUNG TRANSPLANTATION 2010 ;29(2):s134
Incidence of Tacrolimus-Associated Hyperammonemia in a Cohort of Lung Transplant Recipients Rusinak,J.; Greenhalgh,E.; Dilling,D. F.; Wigfield,C. H.; Gagermeier,J. P.; Love,R. B.; Alec,C. G. JOURNAL OF HEART AND LUNG TRANSPLANTATION 2010 ;29(2):s161
Donation after Cardiac Death (DCD) Lung Allografts Have a Low Incidence of Primary Graft Dysfunction (PGD) after Transplantation (LTx) Wigfield,C. H.; Smith,J. W.; Alex,C.; D'Allessandro,T.; Love,R. B. JOURNAL OF HEART AND LUNG TRANSPLANTATION 2010 ;29(2):S45
Do Short Waitlist Times Negatively Impact Outcomes after Lung Transplantation? Dilling,D. F.; Wigfield,C.; Gagermeier,J.; Alex,C. G.; Love,R. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 2009 ;28(2):S300-S301
Increased Mortality in Ganciclovir Resistant CMV Infection in Lung Transplantation Gagermeier,J.; Alex,C. G.; Dilling,D. F.; Love,R.; Wigfield,C.; Rusinak,J.; O'Keefe,P.; Schriever,C.; Lurain,N. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 2009 ;28(2):S292
Transfer of tolerance to collagen type V suppresses T-helper-cell-17 lymphocyte-mediated acute lung transplant rejection. Braun,R. K.; Molitor-Dart,M.; Wigfield,C.; Xiang,Z.; Fain,S. B.; Jankowska-Gan,E.; Seroogy,C. M.; Burlingham,W. J.; Wilkes,D. S.; Brand,D. D.; Torrealba,J.; Love,R. B. TRANSPLANTATION 2009 ;88(12):1341-1348
Efficacy of Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography in Cardiac Evaluation for Lung Transplantation Lome,S.; Jeff,F.; Ling,F.; Dilling,D.; Love,R.; Wigfield,C.; Gagermeier,J.; Alex,C. G.; Dieter,R.; Leya,F. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 2009 ;28(2):S99-S100
Lung transplantation from non-beating donors: donation after cardiac death Wigfield,C.; Love,R.; Dark,J. 2009 :322-322
The Lung Allocation Score: (LAS) Evaluation from Transplant Coordinators' Perspective Mahoney,E.; Johnson,J.; Wigfield,C.; Alex,C. G.; Love,R. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 2009 ;28(1):S187
Brain stem auditory evoked response for confirmation of brain death in the rat. Avlonitis,V. S.; Wigfield,C. H.; Golledge,H. D.; Rostron,A. J.; Kirby,J. A.; Dark,J. H. TRANSPLANTATION 2008 ;86(5):745-746
Interventional bronchoscopy for benign tracheobronchial diseases under cardiopulmonary bypass support: case reports and literature review. Adwan,H.; Wigfield,C. H.; Clark,S.; Barnard,S. JOURNAL OF CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY 2008 ;3:27
Mitral valve dysfunction and repair following orthotopic heart transplantation: a case report. Wigfield,C. H.; Lewis,A.; Parry,G.; Dark,J. H. TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS 2008 ;40(5):1796-1797
Combined heart-kidney transplantation: the University of Wisconsin experience. Hermsen,J. L.; Nath,D. S.; del Rio,A. M.; Eickstaedt,J. B.; Wigfield,C.; Lindsey,J. D.; Edwards,N. M. Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation 2007 ;26(11):1119-1126
Early institution of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for primary graft dysfunction after lung transplantation improves outcome. Wigfield,C. H.; Lindsey,J. D.; Steffens,T. G.; Edwards,N. M.; Love,R. B. Journal of Heart & Lung Transplantation 2007 ;26(4):331-338
Education
Medical School
University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Freie Universitaet Berlin
Residency
Royal Berkshire Hospital, General Surgery
Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals, Emergency Care
Freeman Hospital, General & Vascular Surgery
Freeman Hospital, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Fellowship
Freeman Hospital Cardiothoracic Centre, Cardiopulmonary Transplantation and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Northern Deanery Cardiothoracic Rotation, Cardiothoracic Surgery
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Languages
French
German
Interests & Hobbies
Family Time
Running
Golf
Art History
Sailing
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